With an area of 368 Square Kilometers, Bangalore's population is rapidly
increasing Bangalore receives the benefit of the South west and North East
monsoons, thus averaging the annual rainfall around 87 centimeters. The main
languages spoken are Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Hindustani/Urdu, other
languages. Early morning mist of fog occurs between October to February but
mainly in December and January. Bangalore enjoys a salubrious climate all
year round, with the monsoon from June to October.
Bangalore is one of the most systematic cities of India, revealing a
bustling metropolitan population, is the hub of business and industrial
activity and enjoys a serene sophistication. The city is a popular
destination for all leisure seekers, for which the mild climate of Bangalore
is amply suited. Also known as the Garden City and Silicon Valley of India,
Bangalore offers you more than a day or two of sight-seeing.
There is always something going on here; music and dance concerts both
western and Indian, dramas, exhibitions, carnivals, you could go
disco-hopping or pub-crawling, to the restaurants or to movies,
window-shopping, or even for a round of golf.
Places Of Interest
Lakes & Parks
Bangalore have beautiful Lakes & Parks including Ulsoor Lake, a perfect
getaway dotted with a picturesque island and Cubbon Park, a sprawling park
spread across 300 acres, laid out by Lieutenant General Sir Mark Cubbon in
1864. The park is green and dotted with fountains, statues and flowering
A magnificent building housing the State Legislature and Secretariat, it
was conceived and executed by Kengal Hanumanthaiya, the then Chief Minister,
in 1956. It is built entirely of Bangalore granite in the Neo-Dravidian
Started by Hyder Ali in 1760 and later completed by Tipu Sultan, this 240
acre landscape park is home to some very rare species of plants. The Glass
House, inspired by the Crystal Palace in London, is the venue for the
bi-annual flower shows.
Inspired by the Windsor Castle, this palace was built in the Tudor style by
a Wodeyar King in 1887.
Built at a cost of Rs.32 crores on a sprawling 7 acre plot, atop the Hare
Krishna hill, is a pious blend of modern technology and spiritual harmony.
Dance with the swinging waters at this unique attraction at the Chowdaiah
Road opposite the Nehru Planetarium.
Bannerghatta National Park
Located 22 kms south amidst sylvan surroundings, this park has a crocodile
farm, and a tiger and lion safari.